KILMARNOCK—Jennifer Markulin, an ultrasound tech at Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital (RGH), is deemed an emergency worker, a first responder, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each morning as she goes to work, she drops off her second grade son, Boeing, at the Northern Neck YMCA’s Wiley Child Development Center.
Boeing takes his tablet to do his online classes and homework and his bike to ride during outside activities. And he loves to play with the director’s dog during playtime.
This emergency child care program was started after Gov. Ralph Northam issued his first stay-at-home order in mid-March. All non-essential businesses closed. But there was an urgent need for child care for first responders and essential workers. Gov. Northam asked the YMCA’s around the state to step in.
“The Y’s child care has been a…[to-view-more]